A sad, sad photo.

It was taken this evening, Thursday, August 28, 2014, and you can see the start of the leaves turning and falling to the ground. It’s still August! It’s still Summer! Where’s my Global Warming? It only reached 76º F today in Jim Thorpe, and the forecast is for tonight’s low to be 51º F . …

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Steam Engines and History

Nearby where we live is the Borough of New Freedom. Rural Pennsylvania is slowly emerging from the 19th Century in its way of governing. Very few counties have home rule, most of the counties are split into little fiefdoms as a holdover from the Penn Family. York County has around 70+ separately governed local municipalities …

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